The Carnegie Hall Concerts: December 1947

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The Carnegie Hall Concerts: December 1947
Live album by Duke Ellington
Released 1977
Recorded December 27, 1947
Genre Jazz
Length 90:05
Label Prestige
Duke Ellington chronology
Liberian Suite
(1947)
The Carnegie Hall Concerts: December 1947
(1947)
Great Times!
(1950)

The Carnegie Hall Concerts: December 1947 is a live album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded at Carnegie Hall, in New York in 1947 and released on the Prestige label in 1977.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "The judicious editing out of certain material provides a fresh set list, with little duplication from other live recordings and no overworked hits, making this a wonderful addition to anyone's Ellington collection".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated
  1. "The New Look (Snibor)" (Billy Strayhorn) - 3:27
  2. "Blue Serge" (Mercer Ellington) - 4:16
  3. "Triple Play" - 5:39
  4. "Harlem Air Shaft" - 3:10
  5. "Johnny Hodges Medley: Wanderlust/Junior Hop/Jeep's Blues/Jeep Is Jumpin'/Squaty Roo/Mood To Be Woo'd" (Ellington, Johnny Hodges) - 6:15
  6. "Mella Brava" - 3:44
  7. "Kickapoo Joy Juice" - 3:37
  8. "On a Turquoise Cloud" (Lawrence Brown, Ellington) - 3:33
  9. "Bakiff" (Juan Tizol) - 5:54
  10. "Cotton Tail" - 3:04
  11. "Liberian Suite: I Like the Sunrise" - 4:50
  12. "Liberian Suite: Dance No. 1" - 4:52
  13. "Liberian Suite: Dance No. 2" - 4:09
  14. "Liberian Suite: Dance No. 3" - 3:46
  15. "Liberian Suite: Dance No. 4" - 4:13
  16. "Liberian Suite: Dance No. 5" - 5:08
  17. "Theme Medley: East St. Louis Toodle-Oo/Echoes of Harlem/Black and Tan Fantasy/Things Ain't What They Used to Be" - 6:29
  18. "Basso Profundo" - 2:08
  19. "New York City Blues" - 4:42
  20. "The Clothed Woman" - 4:27
  21. "Trumpet No End (Blue Skies)" (Irving Berlin) - 2:42
  • Recorded at Carnegie Hall in New York on December 27, 1947.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed June 17, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 17, 2010